January 12th, 2024

Avalon Event Center

destined for more in 2024

You are called to be more joyful, more peaceful, more calm, and simply more you… And we will help you discover the goals that lead you to become your version of more.

Live Intentionally...

At the 2024 Women’s Goal Setting Summit you will learn how to continue growing into the best version of yourself. 


How do you want to take yourself to the next level in 2024? Do you want to achieve more? What does that really mean to you? Do you want to do less? How will you do that? 


We are all made for more. More doesn’t always mean filling our days to the max capacity. Doing more means finding true meaning in what we are doing and doing it with purpose and intentionality.

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2024 Goal Setting

When you think of setting goals, what comes to mind?


Sometimes setting goals can feel heavy, especially when we feel the need to make monumental changes each January…


But this is the opposite of what we want you to get out of the Women’s Goal Setting Summit. We want you to feel a sense of relief going into 2024 knowing that you don’t need to do more, you are just called to be more. 


Trisha McDonald

Trisha is a West Fargo native. She is a self-described: career changer, goal-getter, ESG advocate, women in tech community builder, and an entrepreneur at heart. She is a wife, an auntie, a dog mom, an athlete and sits on the Executive Board for The Salvation Army. Over the last 17 years, Trisha has led international teams across three continents. She is experienced driving global business growth across sales, marketing, operations and strategic partnerships. She has helped several global companies deliver on their bold ambitions through digital transformation. Trisha has spent time in the NGO sector and helped Microsoft build the World’s largest social business. Trisha’s deep value for inclusion and cultural pluralism allows her to work across various business groups, connecting people to build a culture of belonging and equitable growth. She is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and has navigated her own career with thrilling results.

Melissa Artlip

Melissa Artlip is a Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Member and Coach with over 18 years of communications and leadership experience. Through one-on-one coaching, consulting, and strategic planning, Melissa partners with leaders to enhance their leadership skills and implement effective principles throughout their organizations. Beyond the professional realm, Melissa finds joy and fulfillment in family life. Married to her husband Tyler, the couple cherishes a beautiful family consisting of two lovely daughters, Lydia and Natalie. In their spare moments, they love to serve their community. Melissa serves on the Bismarck Youth Fastpitch Softball Association board, contributing to the growth and development of young athletes. Additionally, she is an integral part of the One More One Less Adoption board, and she serves in numerous roles at her church, Evangel.

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Heather McDougall

Heather is an investor, speaker, impact entrepreneur and filmmaker. For ten years Heather was co-founder and CEO of a sustainable products company, which she led to international mass market and then successful exit in early 2022. She then joined the investment committee and general partner of 701 Fund 2 out of Grand Forks, ND. Heather received her JD with honors from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2009 and has since lived across the world from Europe to the Middle East using her passion for entrepreneurship as a vehicle for change. She is currently producing a 6 part documentary series, “Voices of the Maldives,” amplifying indigenous leaders from the Maldives and their world-changing wisdom and innovations. Heather is a frequent keynote speaker and executive consultant on leadership, global sustainability, entrepreneurship, and wellbeing for organizations including Edward Jones, South by Southwest (SXSW), and ND Farmers Union. She mentors for accelerators gener8tor and ILT Academy, and loves singing, yoga, nature, sunshine, her husband and her dog. 

Darcy Bakkegard

Darcy is a change consultant and co-founder of The Educators’ Lab. After more than a decade in the classroom teaching English and theatre, Darcy now creates the professional learning experiences she always wanted, driving change and empowering others as changemakers. She helps people reconnect with their purpose, rekindle their spark (for teaching, leading, or being), and reignite the JOY in their work. She specializes in professional development design and implementation, interactive strategies for the classroom, meaningful tech integration, and building relationships with students. Darcy holds a Master’s of Secondary Education, is an ISTE Certified Educator, an experienced international presenter, and a believer in the power of JOY. She lives in Fargo, ND with her husband Jeff, and toddler triplets, Kurt, Ben, and Cora.

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Allison Grippe

Allison Grippe, a 500hr certified yoga instructor and the visionary behind North Fargo’s YUJ Yoga Studio, leads a life rooted in compassion and community. Her passion for yoga and the life science Ayurveda is profound, and she constantly seeks to learn more. She recently completed her trauma-informed yoga teacher training and is on a mission to make yoga more accessible in the Red River valley. 
When not teaching yoga, Allison cherishes time with her family and enjoys traveling with her soon-to-be spouse, all contributing to her balanced lifestyle. She is eagerly anticipating the retreat and is keen to engaging with others who are passionate about exchanging ideas and living a heart-centered life. 


7:45-8:30am ~ Registration

8:30am ~ Event Begins!

9:00am ~ Guest Speaker

10:30 ~ Create Your Goal Plan

11:15 ~ Guest Speaker

12:30 ~ Lunch Time!

1:15 ~ Peer Advisory Coaching

2:45 ~ Special Toast

3:00 ~ Final Guest Speaker

4:00 ~ Final Remarks & Celebration!


Want to send your team to the Women’s Goal Setting Summit? 

We are looking for several event partners to be a part of our day! 

Contact us to learn more.

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